THANDO CELE The National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Weekend is an annual American weekend-long entertainment festival that is usually held in the second week of February. It consists of a vast number of exhibition games, basketball events, and performances from artists and comedians alike during the course of the weekend, all building up to the finale of the festival: the NBA All-Star Game, which takes place on the Sunday night. This year’s version of the All-Star Game took place in Toronto at the Ricoh Coliseum (home of the Toronto Raptors) and was the first time that the All-Star Game was held outside the US. ThisRead More →

Ashley Magwindiri Drug abuse in sports involves the use of performance-enhancing substances in an effort to gain a competitive advantage. It may also involve the use of alcohol or marijuana, according to the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport. Prohibited substances differ from sport to sport, and also with gender. The list of prohibited substances is annually updated by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The most common performance-enhancing drugs used by athletes are anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and stimulants. BBC UK released a report in 2015 stating that athletes were being tested for drugs because it was alleged that the Russian government may have given its athletesRead More →